Odder tells of a baby otter who loses her mama. She is saved by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s otter rescue and foster system, where she is raised and released. Will she make it in the wild?
Odder is unique in many ways. It’s told in verse rather than a typical story format from the POV of Odder. That took a bit of getting used to.
Her perspective of the funny animals that rescued her is pretty amusing. Odder thought, ‘Their paws had chubby tentacles, their bodies were practically bald, and their guttural songs hurt her ears.’
My favorite thing about this story is that it is based on several otters from the real program, where many have been rescued and rehabilitated. The process is intriguing and more involved than people probably realize. Pairing baby otters with female otters that live at the facility full-time helps keep them from getting attached to humans.
I also learned some new facts about otters. Odder is not only a touching story, it is also an excellent teaching tool. If you are interested in learning more go to: montereybayaquarium.org
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